See another one here from Milo's Rambles review site. A lovely review and clearly done with a lot of thought. Thank you, Miles
See an interview here by John Forrester of The Crime Scene website. John put some searching and interesting questions that really get into the nuts and bolts of what makes writers write a particular story.
And finally, a review below, for which I state an acknowledged interest. (I've never met David Bremner, but my wife works for the association of which he's Chairman). As the body in the UK which knows all there is to know about microlights (one has a rather crucial role in 'The Watchman', for which I got technical advice from CEO, Geoff Weighell) I was very pleased that David offered to read and review the book. 'Highly recommended.' You can't get better than that!
First, a confession. Author Adrian Magson’s wife, Ann, is the BMAA’s accountant, and I was worried that if I did a bad review, I might never get my expenses paid.
In fact, there’s no problem. This is an excellent airport book, with loads of action that’s fast enough and entertaining enough that you aren’t tempted to stop and work out the precise technical details. And the microlight has been checked out by no less than Geoff Weighell, so you can be quite confident that bit’s technically correct, and Geoff’s assistance is acknowledged at the front of the book.Adrian Magson specialises in spy and crime fiction, based on a number of heroes; Harry Tate, Gavin and Palmer and Lucas Rocco, each of whom has a number of books in the series. The Watchman introduces another hero, Marc Portman, an ex-military man who operates as a subcontractor for various clients, including, in this case, a senior man in SIS who hires him unofficially to keep an eye on two regular field operatives in an operation involving Somali pirates and al-Shabaab.
Having previously worked as a sales manager for a publishing company, Adrian clearly knows what works in books, and does so very professionally, since it is now his full-time profession; something achieved only by a very select few!Don’t expect tons of introspection and deep insight into the human predicament here; the action starts on page one, and never lets up. Marc Portman is a sort of 21st century self-employed James Bond.
I’m sure Adrian won’t mind my slightly regretting the relatively limited rôle for the microlight, but I have to say this didn’t spoil my enjoyment of the book one bit.
David Bremner - Chairman - British Microlight Aircraft Association~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Thank you to John, Miles and David for their excellent and encouraging words. Is it raining? Is it cold?
'The Watchman' - signed h/b edition available from Goldsboro Books London - delivery anywhere.